Glasgow is set to welcome a ten-day citywide celebration of its independent coffee shops and roasters. 

Taking to the streets for the first time, Glasgow's Coffee Festival will encourage coffee lovers to support local independent business. 

A ticket, costing just £5, will provide unlimited deals for some of the city's best cafes for ten days in October. 

The event which has been running for six years was initially scheduled for May but was postponed due to the lockdown. 

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Organiser Lisa Lawson, founder of Dear Green, wanted to encourage Glaswegians to support local business during this difficult time. 

“This festival is for everyone in Glasgow who enjoys coffee. Glasgow punches above its weight in the coffee world and that’s because of an amazing culture, where all the businesses support one another  - it’s been amazing to watch this evolve in the almost ten years since I launched Dear Green," she said.

“Your local coffee shops and roasters have been fuelling your home working whilst fighting their own survival battles.

“Let’s show support to the amazing people behind all of these wonderful local businesses which enrich our communities and boost our local economy, by serving and roasting great coffee.”

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The event is being sponsored by contact tracing solution SAFE2GO and La Marzocco UK & Ireland. 

Sales manager of La Marzocco UK & Ireland Paul Kelly said: “It’s been a tough time for coffee shops and roasters, so this event is perfectly timed.

"We believe this event will shine a light on Glasgow’s brilliant coffee scene, and encourage people to visit coffee shops around the city.

"Whether it’s indoors or on the streets, we are always proud to support the Glasgow Coffee Festival.”

The Glasgow Coffee Festival will take place from 16 October to 25 October.